Kristen E. Miller, DrPH

Kristen Miller, DrPH, MSPH, MSL, CPPS, is the senior scientific director at the MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare and an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. As senior scientific director, she leads and manages the Center’s scientific research, which applies novel approaches to improving patient safety and quality and includes projects that apply systems thinking and human factors engineering to clinical research to support the delivery of high-quality care. Her research is focused on medical decision-making, informatics, and the assessment of medical interventions with an emphasis on health information technology, usability, human error, and patient safety. Dr. Miller’s research portfolio includes federally-funded work from the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, National Science Foundation, and the Food and Drug Administration. She has over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and addresses more than 10,000 people. Dr. Miller earned a Doctorate in Public Health in Epidemiology, specialized Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics training, and a Master of Science in Public Health in Occupational Health and Safety from Texas A&M University. In her spare time Kristen enjoys watching soccer and hiking with her dogs.